Tim Tebow might very well be The Chosen One. God's Quarterback delivered a miraculous win Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers during overtime, securing the win for the Denver Broncos, 29-23. Due to a clause in his contract, Tebow will be cashing in thanks to that very miracle.
The clause, as reported by ESPN report Adam Schefter, states that Tebow is warranted a $250,000 bonus for each playoff win with the Broncos, provided he took part in 70 percent of the team's snaps during the regular season, reports NBC Sports.
Tim Tebow cashed in on a $250,000 salary escalator for Sunday's win and could earn another $250,000 with another win at New England, tweeted Schefter on Monday.
Although things started out rocky for him and the team this season, Tebow finished the regular season having played in 73 percent of the offensive snaps. On Sunday, he secured the Broncos their first playoff victory.
Next, the Broncos play the Patriots, which will be a tough fight against superstar Tom Brady. But if the Broncos can win three more games, culminating with the Super Bowl, that bonus will come to a cool $1 million.
In December, the quarterback secured an extra $472,500 after having played in more than 45 percent of his team's snaps. Now, he has passed yet another threshold. This is all on top of the five-year contract he signed in July with a base value of $11.25 million.
Tebow's money is not the only thing making headlines these days. After Sunday's game, he has many saying I'm a believer.
The 24-year-old rookie was known for sporting the Bible verse John 3:16 in his eye black while playing for Florida. For many Christians, this is the most important verse in the Bible. It reads: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
He can no longer wear that mark, as that is not permitted in the NFL. Personal messages of any type cannot be displayed by players during our games, says NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. But on Sunday, 3:16 stood out in a powerful way. Tebow passed for 316 yards against the Steelers and he set an NFL playoff record with 31.6 yards per completion. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported that the final quarter-hour television rating for the Broncos-Steelers game was 31.6.